Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Jeremiah's Interface with God


I recently submitted a blurb in support of Dr. Carol J. Dempsey's forthcoming book in the Interfaces series, Jeremiah Preacher of Grace, Poet of Truth.
That gave me a chance to read the galleys. (The book comes out this winter; for ordering info, click here.)

Carol understands Jeremiah as a skilled orator, adept at rhetorical artistry. Thus, she chooses rhetorical criticism and narrative criticism as her interpretive tools. Jeremiah's book emerges as a thing of beauty and power. Jeremiah's pathos comes across clearly as well. He simultaneously bears both God's pain and his people's pain at the awful circumstances that engulf them.

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